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As the UK nations look to ease lockdown restrictions over the next few months, Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores the key things to bear in mind for those seeking to make use of the furlough scheme in 2021.
With coronavirus still creating numerous issues for companies, many employers may be wondering how they should manage annual leave requests. Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, examines this in more detail below.
As the warmer months are now upon us, and people start looking to the skies for some summer sunshine, employers may begin worrying about how to keep their workforce operating efficiently during this time. Below, we take a look at some of the key summer issues for employers and how to manage these effectively.
Vaping has dramatically risen in popularity in recent years and is promoted as an aid to quitting cigarette smoking in the UK. Consequently, employers need to ensure they set out clear policies in order to deal with e-cigarettes in the workplace, particularly as evidence suggests vaping is less harmful to health than smoking. Vicky Powell examines the work-related health implications of these trends and a new Scientific Opinion from the European Commission.
Long Covid is associated with significant health issues for individuals — and therefore will have significant implications for employers. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that one million people have self-reported Long Covid. Laura King provides an update on the disease and what is known so far.